Summary of Public Scoping Comments for Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan/Environmental Impact Statement

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Date: May 31, 2017
Contact: Lauren Alley, 406-888-5838
Contact: Kelly Stevens, 406-888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT – Glacier National Park invites the public to review a summary of scoping comments received for a proposed Fisheries Management, Aquatics Restoration, and Climate Change Response Plan/draft Environmental Impact Statement. The summary has been posted to the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at

The park conducted public scoping for the proposal from April 11 to May 11, 2016, and held scoping meetings in Great Falls and Kalispell, Montana. A scoping brochure describing the need for a plan, objectives, and proposed action was posted to the PEPC website and remains available at

The park received 16 comment letters expressing both supporting and opposing the proposal. In general, supportive comments expressed concern about long-term threats to aquatic ecosystems, and native fish. Opposing comments expressed concern primarily for negative effects to wilderness character and the use of a fish toxicant to remove non-native fish. A number of comments included suggestions and recommendations.

A draft plan/EIS is anticipated for public review by the end of 2017.

Last updated: June 16, 2017

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